AMP deaminase


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AMP de·am·i·nase

(dē-am'i-nās),
An enzyme that hydrolyzes adenylic acid to inosinic acid and NH3. A muscular deficiency of AMP deaminase in muscles can lead to excess fatigue following exercise.
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The net effect of this inhibition is the accumulation of AICAR and its metabolites, which are inhibitors of adenosine deaminase and AMP deaminase.
AMP deaminase in rat brain: localization in neurons and ependymal cells.
AMP is usually deaminated in most tissues by AMP deaminase and, to a lesser extent, by the ADA degradation pathway.
Dale's rabbit studies also showed that the amount of AMP deaminase, an enzyme that degrades a component of ATP, declines in older red cells -- a finding since confirmed in human red cells.